Open Morris Financial update

I'm pleased to be able to tell you that the Open Morris bank account is now operational and the audit is about to take place.
Cheques have been issued for outstanding refunds and expenses.
Lyndsay has received historical bank statements which should enable her and the auditor to reconcile payments to statements. She is also currently embarking on adding signatories and establishing online viewing to safeguard the account..
At last things are moving forward!

Looking forward to seeing some of you in York on Saturday

Nicki Pickering
Open Morris Chair

2016 EGM/AGM Minutes

Please click here to download the 2016 EGM/AGM minutes

Open Morris Needs you!

A brief message from the new Chair of Open Morris

Dear members,

It gives me great pleasure to address you all as the new Chair of Open Morris. I am very grateful to all of you for the support you gave me both at the EGM & AGM on Saturday and in messages from sides and individuals beforehand. It was important to know that I had the mandate from the vast majority of members to stand for election, along with those who are now my fellow Officers.
You will all have been aware of Brian Antuar as Secretary and Craig Simmonds as Web Officer and I am pleased that we will have the opportunity to continue working together. In addition, Lindsay McComb is our new Treasurer and Liz Scholey is Membership Secretary in my place.

We are all busy getting to grips with our new roles and addressing important issues such as an urgent audit of accounts, updating the website, typing minutes from Saturday and processing outstanding renewals. Please bear with us if things take a little longer than usual!

For now, I will continue dealing with renewals that come in addressed to me. You are welcome to email Liz on regarding emailed forms and online transactions. We will talk to each other!

Watch this space for more news and information and lookg out for an email from me shortly.

Nicki Pickering - Open Morris Chair

Bristol JMO 2015

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Permission to use these photos has kindly been given by Brian Antuar, Robin Springett, Graham Cox, Alan Cole, Matthew Leighton and Nicki Pickering Thank you all!

Rag Morris hosted a fantastic day of dance for this years JMO in Bristol. With 66 sides attending from all over the UK, even the weather was perfectly organised!
Open Morris would like to thank Rag Morris for all of the organising and effort put into the event!

For more information on how the day went please visit our JMO page >>

If you have some good photos from the day please send them to (jpg format) and if they are suitable they will be added here.

Open Morris - what we stand for

Morris dancing for all!
Open Morris is open to any group or individual involved in the performance of Morris Dancing or allied activities. All sides are welcome - mixed, male or female, as are dancers or musicians who wish to become individual members.

Morris should be FUN!
We believe our members should enjoy their dancing.


Dancing On! Spring 2016

Please click here to read it!

Ian Chamberlain, Musician and long time squire of Bedcote Morris has passed away

Open Morris wish Ians family and friends all the best in this difficult time.
Please click here for further information >>

New editor of Dancing on!

Open Morris are pleased to announce that we have a new editor of "Dancing On!"
Jenny Cox is picking up the mantle again, a few years since she previously held the post. As well as being a graphic designer, Jenny is an experienced dancer and musician enjoying all types of Morris Dancing.

The next edition of Dancing On! is due out in time for the JMO National Day of Dance, and the deadline to send in articles is April 1st. You should tell us about upcoming events, report on past ones, send in pictures or start a discussion about anything morris related you can think of. We'd love to hear from as many member teams as possible, so don't be shy, send in something! You could even send in requests for things you would like to see in the managzine.
As Jenny is trying to "get things off the ground", please send in any airborne dancing pictures!

Please send any articles, suggestions or pictures to

Australian Morris Ring Ale 2017

for more information on this, visit ouir events page! or download the invitation here

JMO 2016 - York - Saturday April 23rd

2016 JMO National Day of Dance in the fabulous City of York
Saturday April 23rd, hosted by Minster Strays. Should be a great do!

More details will follow on>> in due course.

Open Morris Dancing On Magazine changes

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The Joint Morris Organisations raised £324.73 at the JMO National Day of Dance in Bristol!

Please click here for further information >>

£1,929.16 raised by The Join Morris Organisations for Children in Need!

Please click here for further information >>

The Spring edition of Dancing ON! is now available online!
Please Click Here>> to download it

The original graphics on this site were created for Open Morris by Marc Vyvyan-Jones.